The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had UAT Tester featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 21 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
User Acceptance Testing Tester
UK
Rank 568 600 594
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -6
Contract jobs requiring a UAT Tester 28 24 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.047% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.065% 0.049% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 17 23
Median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £198 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £384
UK excluding London median daily rate £299 £338 £288
% change year-on-year
-11.48% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42939 48598 48934
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28014 31275 30245
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1573 1632 1895
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

UAT Tester
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured UAT Tester in the job title.

UAT Tester Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017.

UAT Tester Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

UAT Tester
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK.

UAT Tester Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UAT Tester
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UAT Tester within the UK over the 3 months to 21 February 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +32 22 £400 +18.51% 3
London +9 10 £400 -5.88%
South East +14 4 £350 +3.70%
Croydon - 4 £413 -
Cardiff - 4 £190 -
South Wales - 4 £190 -
Wales - 4 £190 -
North West +24 2 £325 +79.31%
Scotland +17 2 £288 -17.85%
Edinburgh +15 2 £288 -17.85%
North East - 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £500 -
Abingdon - 2 £350 -
Leeds - 2 £213 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire - 2 £213 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £213 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £500 -
Manchester +13 1 - -
City of London -10 1 £375 -11.76%
West Midlands - 1 £310 - 2
Merseyside - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £425 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Worthing - 1 £425 -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £325 -
Folkestone - 1 - -

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 February 2017, UAT Tester contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring UAT Tester in the job title.

1 43 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (30.23%) JIRA
4 12 (27.91%) Finance
5 11 (25.58%) Functional Testing
6 10 (23.26%) Defect Management
6 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
7 9 (20.93%) Banking
7 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
8 8 (18.60%) QA
8 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
8 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (16.28%) ITIL
9 7 (16.28%) ISEB
9 7 (16.28%) Use Case
10 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
10 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (11.63%) HP
11 5 (11.63%) Retail
11 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
11 5 (11.63%) TestRail
12 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
12 4 (9.30%) System Testing
13 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
13 3 (6.98%) SQL
13 3 (6.98%) Advertising
13 3 (6.98%) Marketing
13 3 (6.98%) Selenium
13 3 (6.98%) Test Automation

UAT Tester Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.33%) Confluence
1 1 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.65%) MS Office
2 2 (4.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (2.33%) SAP CRM
1 1 (2.33%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.33%) Office 365
Development Applications
1 13 (30.23%) JIRA
2 5 (11.63%) TestRail
3 3 (6.98%) Selenium
4 2 (4.65%) HP UFT
4 2 (4.65%) Jenkins
4 2 (4.65%) LoadRunner
5 1 (2.33%) WebDriver
General
1 12 (27.91%) Finance
2 9 (20.93%) Banking
3 5 (11.63%) Retail
4 3 (6.98%) Advertising
4 3 (6.98%) Marketing
5 2 (4.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (2.33%) Automotive
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.63%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.33%) Equities
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 19 (44.19%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.58%) Functional Testing
4 10 (23.26%) Defect Management
4 10 (23.26%) Test Scripting
5 9 (20.93%) Software Testing
6 8 (18.60%) Waterfall
7 7 (16.28%) ITIL
7 7 (16.28%) Use Case
8 6 (13.95%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (9.30%) System Integration Testing
9 4 (9.30%) System Testing
10 3 (6.98%) Test Automation
10 3 (6.98%) Test Strategy
11 2 (4.65%) BDD
11 2 (4.65%) Case Management
11 2 (4.65%) Manual Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Non-Functional Testing
11 2 (4.65%) Operational Acceptance Testing
11 2 (4.65%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) SQL
2 1 (2.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) ISEB
2 6 (13.95%) ISTQB
3 4 (9.30%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (2.33%) ACCA
4 1 (2.33%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (18.60%) QA
Systems Management
1 8 (18.60%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 5 (11.63%) HP
2 2 (4.65%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) SAP